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Russia Tasks Hollywood Actor Seagal With Improving U.S. Ties

Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Saturday it had made U.S. actor Steven Seagal its special representative for Russian-U.S. humanitarian ties, a role it said was meant to deepen cultural, art and youth ties between the two countries. By – Maria Kiselyova President Vladimir Putin presented a Russian passport to U.S. actor Steven Seagal in 2016, saying he hoped it would serve ...

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U.N. Panel Links Russia to War Crime in Syria Aleppo

United Nations investigators have linked Russian forces to a possible war crime in Syria for the first time, reporting on Tuesday that a Russian plane was responsible for airstrikes on a market last year that killed scores of civilians. By – Nick Cumming-Bruce  The plane carried out a series of attacks in November on the town of Al Atarib, west of ...

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Gang Violence rape and Hand Grenades Rattle Sweden’s Middle Class

In the Stockholm suburb of Varby Gard, it was not unusual to see the figure of a 63-year-old man pedaling a bicycle home after the end of his shift as an aide for disabled adults, hunched against the icy wind of a Swedish winter. By – Ellen Barry Daniel Cuevas Zuniga had just finished a night shift on a Sunday last ...

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As West Fears the Rise of Autocrats, Hungary Shows What’s Possible

The senior leaders of Fidesz gathered on the banks of the Danube, in a building known as the Hungarian White House, stunned by the scale of their good fortune. Their right-wing party had won unexpectedly sweeping political power in national elections. The question was how to use it. By – Patrick Kingsley  Several men urged caution. But Viktor Orban, the prime minister-elect, disagreed. ...

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U.S.-Backed Force Could Cement a Kurdish Autonomy in Syria

A plan to create a new American-backed, Kurdish-led border force in northeastern Syria has raised alarms in the region that the United States may be helping to cement an autonomous Kurdish enclave that could further divide the country. By – Anne Barnard  The 30,000-strong force, vehemently opposed by Russia, Turkey, Iran and the Syrian government, could also ignite a new phase ...

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The Truth About Swedish Anti-Semitism

This past Saturday, a Hanukkah party at a synagogue in Goteborg, Sweden, was abruptly interrupted by Molotov cocktails. They were hurled by a gang of men in masks at the  teenagers, Jews, mostly who had gathered to celebrate the holiday.  By – Paulina Neuding  Two days later, two fire bombs were discovered outside the Jewish burial chapel in the southern Swedish city of ...

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Talk of a Peace Plan That Snubs Palestinians Roils Middle East

In a mysterious trip last month, Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, traveled to Saudi Arabia’s capital for consultations with the hard-charging crown prince about President Trump’s plans for Middle East peace. What was said when the doors were closed, however, has since roiled the region. Via: nytimes.com  According to Palestinian, Arab and European officials who have heard Mr. Abbas’s version of the ...

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U.N. Says Australia Reneged on Pledge to Accept Some Refugees

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has accused the Australian government of reneging on a “clear understanding” that some refugees detained offshore who have close family ties in Australia could be resettled in the country. Via: nytimes.com In a statement on Monday, the commissioner, Filippo Grandi, said the United Nations agency had agreed in November to help with the relocation to the United States of refugees ...

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Turkish President’s Security Detail Attack Protesters in Washington

The New York Times reviewed videos and photos to track the actions of 24 men, including armed members of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s security detail, who attacked protesters in Washington last week. Many of the protesters were American citizens.  Via: nytimes.com The men kicked people lying on the ground and put a woman in a chokehold just a mile from the White House. ...

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U.S. Antimissile System in South Korea Is Said to Be Nearly Operational

The antimissile system that the United States deployed in South Korea over China’s objections is close to becoming operational, giving the two allies the capability to defend against missile attacks by the North, the South’s Defense Ministry said on Thursday. Via: Gerry Mullany The United States deployed the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, known as Thaad, in South Korea in ...

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